Keio Center for Strategy

24 June 2024

KCS × Nikkei Inc. × Stanford University
The Liberal International Order in the Indo-Pacific

On June 24, 2024, Keio Center for Strategy (KCS), in collaboration with Nikkei Inc. and Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, held a public symposium titled ‘The Liberal International Order in the Indo-Pacific’.

In session 2, titled ‘How to Confront Authoritarian States: Populism and the Crisis of Democracy’, the speakers explored the future of democracy, currently under threat. The discussion covered the historical evolution of democratic systems, the state of affairs  in so-called ‘Global South’ countries, and how to define regimes blending democracy and authoritarianism.

You can watch the recorded video of this symposium on the Nikkei Global Events channel.


  • Gi-Wook Shin (William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea in Sociology / Founding Director of the Korea Program, Stanford University)
  • Kiyoteru Tsutsui (Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Professor in Japanese Studies / Director of the Japan Program and Deputy Director at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University)
  • Yuichi Hosoya (Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University / Director, KCS)
  • Yuko Kasuya (Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University)


  • Hiroyuki Akita (Commentator, Nikkei Inc.)
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